Pesticide Education at One's Fingertips
There is an aging population of growers and ranchers in Liberty County. However, in
recent years, there have also been an increasing number of the younger generation
returning to the farms and ranches. Every five years existing private pesticide applicators
need to accrue six pesticide education credits.
Those wishing to obtain their license for the first time, such as the younger generation,
must take a closed book exam or attend a full day pesticide education class. In 2015
approximately 40 individuals attended a full day class offered in Liberty County to
obtain their private pesticide applicator license. Components of pesticide education
were broken up into one hour segments. Topics covered included pesticide safety and
handling, product labels, pesticides in the environment, pesticide laws, calibration
and integrated pest management.
This class helped the next generation to learn about various aspects of pesticide
safety. This license will help participants remain legal in their application of restricted
use pesticides. Applicators who attended the class also were able to save time and
money by taking the test locally versus having to travel long distances. Click to read more about Liberty County